3 Free Agents the Thunder Should Target This Offseason

Chris Paul

Oklahoma City Thunder stars Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a very awkward position. They over-performed this season, shocking the league by going 40-24 and sit fifth in the Western Conference. Without the NBA playoffs occurring as normal, there is no guarantee we’ll get to see this season play out.

The Thunder have a lot of questions going into the 2020 offseason, specifically regarding the future of Chris Paul, and if Sam Presti and Co. want to entertain a full rebuild. Nonetheless, these three free agents ought to be available to them.

3. Derrick Jones Jr.

Derrick Jones Jr.

Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner Derrick Jones Jr. is one of the most athletic players in the NBA. The current Miami Heat forward can finish around the rim, and has the build of a strong defender. At 23 years old, Jones Jr. will only get better. He is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and would be an upgrade over Oklahoma City’s current athletic wings like Terrence Ferguson.

2. Joe Harris

Joe Harris

Joe Harris on the Brooklyn Nets | Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris is mostly known as a three-point specialist, but he adds a lot more than shooting. Harris is an unrestricted free agent who can space the floor, lock down his defender, and cut to the hoop with ease. His off-ball skill-set on the wing would fit well on the Thunder next to Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s ball-dominant styles.

1. Davis Bertans

Davis Bertans

Davis Bertans on the Washington Wizards | Will Newton/Getty Images

Davis Bertans has lit the league on fire this season from three-point land. The “Latvian Laser” shot 42.4% from three on a ridiculous 8.7 attempts-per-game this season on the Washington Wizards. The Thunder shot just 29 threes per game last season, the fourth-lowest mark in the NBA. Bertans would help modernize the Thunder’s shot profile, and add a new punch to their offense.

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